NY Post Op-Ed: NYPD Wrongly Profiled, Not Muslims

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The New York Police Department, not Muslims, is the victim of profiling.

At least that's what one op-ed writer at the New York Post wants you to think.

Dr. Qanta Ahmed, a physician in New York and author of In the Land of Invisible Women took to the tabloid's opinion pages today to explain that cops should not come under fire for spying on entire Muslim neighborhoods.

She writes: "The true wrong here is done by a biased media and a suspicious, maneuvering minority within the Muslim minority. Their distortions have unapologetically cast the NYPD, the CIA, Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly as bigoted racists violating basic American ideals."

Oy.

More: "Make no mistake: If anyone has been profiling, it's those who have offensively stereotyped New York's Finest. These are men and women who risk their lives to preserve our freedoms -- including the freedoms of speech and press that their critics so shamelessly exploit. The shame is on us all."

Where to begin?

Broken down, Ahmed's argument is basically this: racial profiling is not taking place because Muslims are not a race; the Associated Press should not have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its investigation (just like Barack Obama should not have been awarded a Nobel Peace Prize); and law enforcement officials aren't trying to spy on Muslims per se, but on dangerous ideologies that some Muslims have.

She also writes that Muslims in America are not victims and should not be mad at law enforcement for surveilling them, which is "sound intelligence." Rather, "if there is an anger Muslim Americans need to express, it would be deservedly directed at these political operators and their funders who seek to move among us."

Now, a couple of things need to be said about this, whatever this is.

While there is still disagreement among Muslim-Americans about whether profiling should take place, as the Voice detailed here and here, what's problematic about this piece is the tone toward nonconformity.

Ahmed suggests that people are wrong if they get upset about this type of targeted investigation, and that they should feel "shame" for criticizing these practices. She also implies that journalistic investigations and disagreement are unpatriotic and "shamelessly exploit" free speech.

Regardless of one's opinion, the real exploitation of free speech is telling people that dissent is wrong and un-American -- as Ahmed has done in this column.

(HT City and State)

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Jonno
Jonno

HERE IS WHY MUSLIMS  SHOULD BE PROFILED!!I took the time to google Dr. Peter Hammond, he is a missionary who has done work in many of the muslim countries.  The book sells for $10.00 on Amazon.  THIS IS VERY WELL SAID: Adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond's book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam:The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat: Islam is not a religion, nor is it a cult. In its fullest form, it isa complete, total, 100% system of life. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic, social, and militarycomponents. The religious component is a beard for all of the othercomponents. Islamization begins when there are sufficient Muslims in a country toagitate for their religious privileges. When politically correct, tolerant, and culturally diverse societiesagree to Muslim demands for their religious privileges, some of theother components tend to creep in as well. Here's how it works: As long as the Muslim population remains around or under 2% in anygiven country, they will be for the most part be regarded as apeace-loving minority, and not as a threat to other citizens. This isthe case in: United States -- Muslim 0.6% Australia -- Muslim 1.5%Canada -- Muslim 1.9%China -- Muslim 1.8%Italy -- Muslim 1.5%Norway -- Muslim 1.8% At 2% to 5%, they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minoritiesand disaffected groups, often with major recruiting from the jails andamong street gangs. This is happening in: Denmark -- Muslim 2%Germany -- Muslim 3.7%United Kingdom -- Muslim 2.7%Spain -- Muslim 4%Thailand -- Muslim 4.6% >From 5% on, they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. For example, they will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, therebysecuring food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature halal on their shelves -- along with threats for failure to comply. This is occurring in: France -- Muslim 8%Philippines -- 5%Sweden -- Muslim 5%Switzerland -- Muslim 4.3%The Netherlands -- Muslim 5.5%Trinidad & Tobago -- Muslim 5.8% At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allowthem to rule themselves (within their ghettos) under Sharia, theIslamic Law.The ultimate goal of Islamists is to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims approach 10% of the population, they tend to increaselawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions. In Paris ,we are already seeing car-burnings. Any non-Muslim action offendsIslam and results in uprisings and threats, such as in Amsterdam ,with opposition to Mohammed cartoons and films about Islam. Suchtensions are seen daily, particularly in Muslim sections in: Guyana -- Muslim 10%India -- Muslim 13.4%Israel -- Muslim 16%Kenya -- Muslim 10%Russia -- Muslim 15% After reaching 20%, nations can expect hair-trigger rioting, jihadmilitia formations, sporadic killings, and the burnings of Christianchurches and Jewish synagogues, such as in: Ethiopia -- Muslim 32.8% At 40%, nations experience widespread massacres, chronic terrorattacks, and ongoing militia warfare, such as in: Bosnia -- Muslim 40%Chad -- Muslim 53.1%Lebanon -- Muslim 59.7% >From 60%, nations experience unfettered persecution of non-believers of all other religions (including non-conforming Muslims), sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon, and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels, such as in: Albania -- Muslim 70%Malaysia -- Muslim 60.4%Qatar -- Muslim 77.5%Sudan -- Muslim 70% After 80%, expect daily intimidation and violent jihad, some State-runethnic cleansing, and even some genocide, as these nations drive outthe infidels, and move toward 100% Muslim, such as has beenexperienced and in some ways is on-going in: Bangladesh -- Muslim 83%Egypt -- Muslim 90%Gaza -- Muslim 98.7%Indonesia -- Muslim 86.1%Iran -- Muslim 98%Iraq -- Muslim 97%Jordan -- Muslim 92%Morocco -- Muslim 98.7%Pakistan -- Muslim 97%Palestine -- Muslim 99%Syria -- Muslim 90%Tajikistan -- Muslim 90%Turkey -- Muslim 99.8%United Arab Emirates -- Muslim 96% 100% will usher in the peace of 'Dar-es-Salaam' -- the Islamic Houseof Peace. Here there's supposed to be peace, because everybody is aMuslim, the Madrasses are the only schools, and the Koran is the onlyword, such as in: Afghanistan -- Muslim 100%Saudi Arabia -- Muslim 100%Somalia -- Muslim 100%Yemen -- Muslim 100% Unfortunately, peace is never achieved, as in these 100% states themost radical Muslims intimidate and spew hatred, and satisfy theirblood lust by killing less radical Muslims, for a variety of reasons. 'Before I was nine, I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It wasme against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my familyagainst my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; the tribeagainst the world, and all of us against the infidel. -- Leon Uris,'The Haj' It is important to understand that in some countries, with well under100% Muslim populations, such as France, the minority Muslimpopulations live in ghettos, within which they are 100% Muslim, andwithin which they live by Sharia Law. The national police do not evenenter these ghettos. There are no national courts, nor schools, nornon-Muslimreligious facilities. In such situations, Muslims do not integrateinto the community at large. The children attend madrasses. They learnonly the Koran. To even associate with an infidel is a crimepunishable with death. Therefore, in some areas of certain nations,Muslim Imams andextremists exercise more power than the national average would indicate. Today's 1.5 billion Muslims make up 22% of the world's population. Buttheir birth rates dwarf the birth rates of Christians, Hindus,Buddhists, Jews, and all other believers. Muslims will exceed 50% ofthe world's population by the end of this century. Well, boys and girls, today we are letting the fox guard the henhouse.The wolves will be herding the sheep! Obama appoints two devout Muslims to Homeland Security posts. Doesn'tthis make you feel safer already? Obama and Janet Napolitano appoint Arif Alikhan, a devout Muslim, asAssistant Secretary for Policy Development. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano swore in Kareem Shora, a devout Muslimwho was born in Damascus , Syria , as ADC National Executive Directoras a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). NOTE: Has anyone ever heard a new government official being identifiedas a devout Catholic, a devout Jew or a devout Protestant...?  Justwondering. Devout Muslims being appointed to critical Homeland Securitypositions? Doesn't this make you feel safer already?? That should make the US ' homeland much safer, huh!!Was it not "Devout Muslim men" that flew planes into U.S. buildings 8 years ago? Was it not a Devout Muslim who killed 13 at Fort Hood ? Also: This is very interesting and we all need to read it from startto finish. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and notspeaking out about any atrocities.Can a good Muslim be a goodAmerican? This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in SaudiArabia for 20 years.The following is his reply:Theologically - no . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moonGod of ArabiaReligiously - no. Because no other religion is accepted by His Allahexcept Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)Scripturally - no. Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars ofIslam and the Quran.Geographically - no. Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which heturns in prayer five times a day.Socially - no. Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to makefriends with Christians or Jews..Politically - no.Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritualleaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.Domestically - no. Because he is instructed to marry four Women andbeat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)Intellectually - no. Because he cannot accept the AmericanConstitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believesthe Bible to be corrupt.Philosophically - no. Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do notallow freedom of religion and expression.. Democracy and Islam cannotco-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.Spiritually - no. Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' theChristian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred toas Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran's 99excellent names.Therefore, after much study and deliberation....Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMSin this country. - - - They obviously cannot be both 'good' Muslimsand good Americans.Call it what you wish, it's still the truth. You had better believeit. The more who understand this, the better it will be for ourcountry and our future. The religious war is bigger than we know orunderstand.Can a muslim be a good soldier??? Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, opened fire at Ft. Hood and Killed 13. Heis a good Muslim!!!Footnote: The Muslims have said they will destroy us from within.SO FREEDOM IS NOT FREE.    

Jack Foreigner
Jack Foreigner

I'm no fan of the NYPD, but I don't understand the problem with profiling.  Who are they supposed to focus on, then, Buddhists??  Seriously, people, get real.

David Gross
David Gross

Someone needs to drop an anvil on this douchebag 

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fbxl5

Every era has its Quislings. I quess siding with power and authority has its appeal.However, that appeal tarnishes over time until it's totally dark, especially when viewed from a historical perspective.

Dhalgren
Dhalgren

"It's always projection."

fbxl5
fbxl5

Hey, thanks for looking up Dr. Peter Hammond, now try looking up the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Articule 6 :No religous test shall be required as a qualification of any public office or public trust under the United States. The first amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Maybe you should present your racist "brief" to the Supreme Court?

fbxl5
fbxl5

Well if you're a foreigner then maybe they should set up one of their spy trucks right across the street from your house and monitor everything that you and your family does.

Please don't response back with the super lame, I'm not doing anything wrong so I have nothing to hide.

fbxl5
fbxl5

Agreed. A 500lb one.

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